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  • This template categorises tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification.
  • You can specify whether the template applies to an article (default) or section by adding |article or |section after the template's name. There is also the Template:Confusing section template for the sections.
  • Wikipedia recommends the use of the reason parameter to explain what is confusing. For example:
{{Confusing|reason=the Wangler is referred to in the plural but the diagram shows only one}}
  • When a talk page discussion is held, a direct link to that discussion can be added via the |talk= parameter. For example:
{{Confusing|talk=Template talk:Confusing#Talk parameter please!}}
  • Do not capitalize the beginning of the reason, since it is preceded by "In particular, ".
  • Do not add a full stop/period at the end of the reason because the template automatically puts a full stop/period in.
  • Please do not subst: this template.

{{Confusing|small=left}} generates:

{{Confusing|small=left|reason=the tensing of the article is ambiguous}} generates:

See also


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Confusing

<templatedata> { "description": "Mark text as confusing", "params": { "1": { "label": "Article or section?", "type": "string", "description": "Set to 'section' to specify that you are referring to the section", "default": "article" }, "talk": { "label": "Discussion location", "description": "The location on which the discussion on the issue is being held. Should be full page name, followed by #, followed by section name. Please do not enclose between and . The link will be automatically formatted using the section sign (§).", "example": "Template talk:Confusing#Talk parameter please!", "type": "wiki-page-name", "suggested": true }, "reason": { "label": "What is confusing?", "type": "string", "description": "Explain what part of the text needs to be clarified." }, "date": { "label": "Date", "type": "string", "description": "Date when it was added or verified" }, "small": { "type": "string", "description": "Set to 'left' if a small version should be shown instead of the default", "label": "Small?" } }, "paramOrder": [ "1", "talk", "reason", "date", "small" ], "format": "inline" } </templatedata>